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It's time for a (quarterback) sneak peek of The Bachelor season premiere!

With 25 women who will stop at nothing to cause a scene and try to cash in on their 15 minutes pursue the man of their dreams, there's no telling what'll happen.

In a just-released clip from the January 4 opener, the gals vying for Jake Pavelka were told by Chris Harrison to decided to go toe-to-toe in a touch football game.

The teams? Blondes vs. Brunettes.

A football game in formal wear sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but if it's unintentional comedy ABC is going for, then it's safe to say they scored a TD.

Especially when the women all chase Jake Pavelka. He's gonna be playing two-hand touch (if you know what we mean!) with the brunettes after their big win!

We just hope they didn't let Ed Swiderski in on this action. Otherwise, Jillian's going to have to deal with another few weeks of cheating rumors in Us Weekly.

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Jillian Harris chose Ed Swiderski on the season finale of The Bachelorette this summer, shunning fan favorites Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke and sparking much debate over whether she made the right choice, given Ed's alleged cheating.

They've weathered the storm, however, and will be making an appearance on the January 4 season premiere of The Bachelor to "advise" new star Jake Pavelka.

Jake, who was rejected by Jillian Harris last season, will get her take on who to boot among first batch of women. Jillian and Ed also have an "announcement."

"Just as the women think it's time for The Bachelor star to hand out the coveted first impression rose, Chris announces a twist," an ABC press release teases.

"The ladies not only must impress Jake, but also last season's happy couple: Jillian and Ed. The women cheer as the former Bachelorette and her fiancé join Jake to help him with his tough decision, hoping that he will find a love like theirs."

Jake Pavelka will get a little help from his friends.

Could the announcement by Jillian and Ed possibly be that they've set a wedding date? Or that they're helping kill time on what should by no means be a two-hour season premiere? Probably both! And who are we kidding, we can't wait.

Will Jake Pavelka be a good Bachelor?

 

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If you're going to hype a show, the first step should probably be to make sure you get your star's name right. That's generally a good marketing strategy.

ABC missed the memo, though, as The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka, whose season premieres January 4, is introduced in the promo below as Jake Pav-lek-a.

Unless Jake Pavelka subscribes to the Brett Favre school of pronunciation (how that's pronounced Farve, we will never know), that's a classic blunder.

Almost making up for it, though? FIVE pilot references:

  • Welcome aboard Rose Air!
  • The new Bachelor takes flight!
  • This trip is bound to get a little bumpy!
  • This heavenly pilot is ready for takeoff!
  • Fasten your seat belts, this Bachelor needs to make a connection!

Jake, as you probably recall from last season's Bachelorette, or could have deduced in about two seconds, is a pilot. See the absurdity for yourself here ...

Will Jake be a good Bachelor?

 

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As we reported last month, commercial pilot Jake Pavelka, who failed to capture Jillian Harris’ heart on The Bachelorette, but made quite an impression when he "heroically" returned to rat out Wes Hayden, will star on The Bachelor this winter.

With 25 women vying for him, Jake will make his debut Monday, January 4 on ABC, starring on this special new season with the supremely cheesy title of ...

... wait for it, it's worse than you think:

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love!

Jake Pavelka: The Bachelor

While fellow rejectees from last season Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal would have been more popular choices, we expect America will warm to Jake.

Look at the man. We've never seen a gentleman so ready for 15 minutes of fame love. Other proposed titles for the season of Jake Pavelka included:

  • The Bachelor: The Plane Truth
  • The Bachelor: Ready for (Love to) Takeoff
  • The Bachelor: Sully Who?!?
  • The Bachelor: Respect the Cockpit
  • The Bachelor: Mile High Club
  • The Bachelor: Eat it, Wes!!
  • The Bachelor: On Autopilot... of Love!

Just kidding. Well, about most of them. A couple aren't much worse than what they actually chose. We would have loved to be in the pitch meeting that day.

What do you think of Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor?

 

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After the new star of The Bachelor was revealed last week, ABC received a collective "wow" reaction from fans. Just not the type of "wow" they were looking for.

"OMFG ... JAKE is the new Bachelor?!" This was the collective response here at THG headquarters. And we were far from alone in that exclamation of shock and blah.

But are we writing off Jake Pavelka too quickly?

Perhaps the backlash against the Dallas commercial pilot can be mostly attributed to greater adoration for Reid Rosenthal and/or Kiptyn Locke. Or perhaps not.

Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of Jake Pavelka. Think he'll be worth watching when The Bachelor when the long-running show returns in January?

Jake Pavelka: The Bachelor

JAKE SUCKS BECAUSE ...

  1. He sold out Wes Hayden. What a d!ck move.
  2. He was kinda angling for this the whole time.
  3. He's not Reid Rosenthal. What can you do.
  4. Jake is boring. That was why Jillian Harris rejected him on The Bachelorette. He seems like Mr. Perfect, yet only superficially. Odd choice for a star, no?

JAKE RULES BECAUSE ...

  1. He sold out Wes Hayden. Hey, it made for good TV.
  2. He really "believes in the process" for some reason.
  3. He's Chris Harrison endorsed. "I haven't spent a ton of time with him yet, but he seems like a good guy," Chris said. "I bet it's a really good season."
  4. He's open-minded about the gals' looks. "I'm looking for a heart of gold. Character. Someone that's compassionate and romantic. Passionate."
  5. Jake is hot. See pic above. No disputing this one.

Well? Will Jake Pavelka be a good Bachelor?

 

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It's been rumored for weeks, after a contestant from the yet-to-be-taped show spilled the beans (as did our man Reality Steve), and now it's been confirmed:

Jake Pavelka will be the next star of The Bachelor!

Ben Mobbed By Girls

Brittney Gammel, a Learjet pilot, told a Tennessee radio station that the show's 14th season begins taping in November and that Jake is handing out roses.

Looks like she was right.

“I’ve dated some really amazing girls, but I’ve never been successful at finding that one girl,” he says. “I saw how the whole thing came together with Jillian. I saw how the process works and I believe in it. That’s a unique way to meet somebody.”

Jake Pavelka, who did some acting earlier in life as Jake Landrum, is best known for being a commercial jet pilot - and for being sooooo nice and handsome!

Jake Pavelka's Bachelor announcement came Tuesday night from ABC.

If you are not familiar with The Bachelor or Jake, he hails from Dallas, and was one of the contestants on The Bachelorette last season, featuring Jillian Harris.

Jake made it kind of far but failed to win Jillian's heart. He did, however, win praise - and no small amount of criticism - when he returned to the show after being sent packing to warn Jillian about fellow contestant Wes Hayden's intentions.

Basically, Jake said Wes had a girlfriend named Laurel Kagay back home and was a liar. So he's either a rat or a liar, but some people lauded Jake's heroics.

In any case, he beat out fellow Jillian castoffs Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke for the job (Ed Swiderski was picked as the winner). So ... goooo Jake!

Are you excited to see Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor?

 

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Last season on The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris passed on three different Mr. Perfects - Jake Pavelka, Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke - in favor of a guy who was sending booty call texts to half the women in Chicago while on the show.

But while Ed Swiderski somehow prevailed then, it will soon be one of his vanquished, aforementioned competitors' time to shine as the new star of The Bachelor.

The show's new star will be announced during the October 13 episode of Dancing with the Stars, and all indications are that it will be one of the three.

This follows the long-running show's recent pattern of turning a fan favorite from the previous season into the sister series' star, dating back to when:

  • Brad Womack rejected DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelor finale
  • DeAnna rejected Jason Mesnick on The Bachelorette finale
  • Jason rejected Jillian Harris prior to The Bachelor finale
Jake, Reid, Kiptyn

Should the next Bachelor be Jake Pavelka, Kiptyn Locke or Reid Rosenthal?

It's clearly been a successful model, as The Bachelor franchise has actually increased its popularity despite being on for about 97 seasons and producing exactly one successful marriage. But who should carry the torch next? Vote below!

Who should be the next star of The Bachelor?

 

** UPDATE: A Tennesse woman that tried out for the show told a local radion station that JAKE PAVELKA has been named the next Bachelor!

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Now that Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris are together, and the dust has settled after the memorable season of The Bachelorette that ended in their engagement, speculation is already swirling over who will be the next star of The Bachelor.

There's certainly no shortage of options. Here's a look at the resumes of the top two candidates (plus a bunch of others who would make for entertaining stars).

Tell us who you want to be the next Bachelor in the poll below!

  • Kiptyn Locke. He's Mr. Perfect, and was rumored to be The Bachelor heir apparent for weeks. We were surprised Kiptyn Locke wasn't announced last night, but perhaps it is only a matter of time for the Cali hunk.
  • Reid Rosenthal. Talk about finishing strong. Never considered a contender at the onset, Reid Rosenthal won over America on his last few dates and with a surprise return - and heartfelt proposal to Jillian - on the finale.
The Final Three

Ed won Jillian's affection, but Kiptyn and Reid also captured America's heart.

  • Wes Hayden. Sure, he was the most hated man in Bachelorette history. But a good part of that was ABC sabotaging him, and c'mon, you know you'd watch.
  • Jake Pavelka. May have hurt his chances with the whole charade of coming back and throwing Wes under the bus. But Jake's good-looking and sweet!
  • Michael Stagliano. Jillian's choice, for the identical twin potential.
  • Tanner Pope. Daddy can suck a mean foot. His words, not ours.

Well? Who should be the next Bachelor?

 

  • Michael Stagliano Picture
  • Tanner Pope

Jake Pavelka Biography

The Bachelorette: Jake Jake Pavelka was a contestant on The Bachelorette's fifth season, pining for the love of Jillian Harris. He is also known as Jake... More »
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